Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic American Roads) for Wednesday, July 20, 2022 (Season 38, Game 223):
Originally a Native American trail, the Dutch made it a main road & today it runs 33 miles from State Street to Sleepy Hollow
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Alison Trembly, a nurse practitioner from Amelia Island, Florida
|Alfred Guy, an assistant dean from Babylon, New York
|Matt Mierswa, an attorney from River Edge, New Jersey (1-day total: $29,201)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Matt Mierswa picked up nearly $30,000 in his victory yesterday; today’s challengers are Long Islander Alfred Guy and northeast Florida’s Alison Trembly.
On the hosting front: I’m getting a sense that a host announcement for Season 39 is going to be coming incredibly soon. In addition, contracts for next season are going to need to be signed—in fact, they may already be signed—as Season 39 begins taping at the beginning of August.
On a more personal note: For the past two and a half years, I have often raised money for the MS Society of Canada through their “Gamers vs. MS” program. This July, Gamers vs. MS is running a month-long fundraising campaign called “Boss Battles.” In an attempt to raise $25,000, the Gamers vs. MS team has designed a “fundraising adventure” to defeat eight evil bosses. (Much like a Mario game might have eight bosses to defeat.) You can get more information about the program at https://www.gamersvsms.ca/bossbattles, and if you’d like to donate, you can do so via Tiltify!.
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Correct response: What is Broadway?
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Broadway is a main street in New York City, running from State Street at Battery Park at the foot of Manhattan northward to the city, where it eventually becomes U.S. Highway 9 near Sleepy Hollow north of NYC.
As a Canadian who got this Final correct, here was my thought process; I’m posting this hoping that this might help others “think out” clues in the future. First up: “Sleepy Hollow” leads me to New York, as does the reference to the Dutch. Secondly, the phrase “originally a Native American trail” tells me this road does not follow a grid system. In general, roads built initially by natives generally followed the land and not a grid. Thus, putting everything together: Broadway is a major road in New York City that does not follow the city’s otherwise-planned grid system.
In case anyone is wondering: Babylon, NY is on Long Island, so both Alfred and champion Matt (from just across the river in New Jersey) might have a slight local advantage on this clue over Alison. However, as I did say at the start of the previous paragraph: I’m Canadian, and I got it correct, so this isn’t a clue that is just going to be for New Yorkers.
(Categories: Please Rise For Our National…; Double Talk; World Capital Attractions; Quiz Bowl; It’s A Bug; Not A Feature)
Alison and Matt definitely had the best Jeopardy! round today, with our challenger in Podium 3 holding the lead at both of the commercial breaks! Alfred struggled with both the signalling device and with incorrect responses to be in a distant third after Single Jeopardy.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Alison 6 correct 1 incorrect
Matt 4 correct 1 incorrect
Alfred 3 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Alison 10 correct 1 incorrect
Matt 12 correct 2 incorrect
Alfred 4 correct 3 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Famous Americans; Eating & Drinking Places; History; The Title That Completes The Rhyme; Essays; Hey, Nice “Ab”s!)
This round was dominated by Matt, as he picked up 16 correct, and was the only player to ring in over the first two categories of the round. Alison needed the last Daily Double to give her a hope, but it was found by Alfred instead. Matt got clue #30 of the round to guarantee his runaway!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Matt 28 correct 3 incorrect
Alison 16 correct 1 incorrect
Alfred 8 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 83 (0 today).
The two players most local to New York—Matt and Alfred—got Final today; Matt is now a 2-day champion wiit winnings over $50,000! He’ll go for win #3 tomorrow!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Alfred $5,500 + $5,499 = $10,999 (What? Hwaet is Broadway?)
Alison $12,200 – $1,000 = $11,200 (What is the Tappan Zee Rd?)
Matt $25,600 + $1,044 = $26,644 (What is Broadway?) (2-day total: $55,845)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) PLEASE RISE FOR OUR NATIONAL… $1000 (clue #4)
Matt 800 -1000 (Alfred 600 Alison 200)
2) EATING & DRINKING PLACES $1200 (clue #8)
Matt 11600 +2400 (Alfred -200 Alison 6200)
3) ESSAYS $1600 (clue #26, $4400 left on board)
Alfred 2200 +2100 (Matt 23200 Alison 11400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 16
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.37 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Matt $25,400 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Alison $12,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Alfred $5,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,600
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Matt Mierswa, career statistics:
56 correct, 6 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
47.37% in first on buzzer (54/114)
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,000
Alfred Guy, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,100)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000
Alison Trembly, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
Matt Mierswa, to win:
3 games: 69.480%
Avg. streak: 4.277 games.
Alison was school classmates with Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, and Sam Buttrey (at different times).
Alfred sometimes teaches a class for his students’ parents.
Matt tugs his earlobe for his 3-year-old.
- Link to the box score: July 20, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Matt $25,600 Alison $12,200 Alfred $5,500)
Matt: Bet between $0 and $1,199 and enjoy win #2! (Actual bet: $1,044)
Alfred: Bet whatever you’d like today! (Actual bet: $5,499)
Alison: Bet between $0 and $1,199 and you’re guaranteed second place. (Actual bet: $1,000)
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